Tony Blair

Blair & Brown: The New Labour Revolution should be called ‘The Tragedy of Gordon Brown'

9 October 2021 9:00 am

Murder Island features eight real-life ‘ordinary people’ seeking to solve a fictional killing on a fictional Scottish island. What follows…

Boris should keep copying Blair

8 September 2021 10:05 pm

Having written here at least once before that Boris Johnson is the heir to Blair, my first thought on the Prime…

Tony Blair takes back control

15 August 2021 9:36 am

Last month Steerpike reported news that Tony Blair was plotting a return to Parliament. One of the many unwanted consequences…

A politician's guide to non-denial denials

28 April 2021 4:50 pm

Michael Gove was deployed to the Commons on Monday afternoon to answers questions on the ministerial code, an hour-long appearance…

The greatest threat to Boris's legacy

28 February 2021 6:31 pm

The government is starting to have an opinion poll problem, but it has nothing to do with any great threat…

Why is Tony Blair driving government policy?

27 February 2021 9:00 am

Why is the former PM driving Covid policy?

Mandelson’s story could have been so very different

16 January 2021 9:00 am

Matt Forde, the stand-up comedian and presenter of his regular Political Party Podcast, has hit on an overlooked technique for…

Tony Blair is deluding himself on a 'De Gaulle-style comeback'

12 January 2021 8:38 pm

Tony Blair has made a tentative return to the heart of British politics by offering Matt Hancock strategic advice on…

The real Rupert Murdoch, by Kelvin MacKenzie

1 August 2020 9:00 am

The BBC documentary on Rupert Murdoch is pure one-sided bile, says Kelvin MacKenzie

The delicate balance between God and Caesar in modern Britain

16 May 2020 9:00 am

At a well-reported political meeting at London’s Queen’s Hall during the first world war the preacher and suffragette Maude Royden…

Where did it all go wrong for Tony Blair’s protege in Guinea?

29 February 2020 9:00 am

How Blair’s protégé became another African strongman

Ben Schott: I’m Tony Blair’s brother (according to Google)

11 January 2020 9:00 am

The globe (Golden and otherwise) has rightly fallen h-o-h for Olivia Colman who, before The Crown, The Favourite and Peep Show,…

Twelve things we’ve learned from the 2019 election

21 December 2019 9:00 am

Britain’s parliamentary democracy is easily mocked: the medievalisms, the men in tights, the ayes to the right. But it has…

How Boris can make the extra cash for the NHS really count

10 August 2019 9:00 am

It would be daft for someone to offer you £1.8 billion and you turn it down. That sort of money…

The people vs Brexit: a very elite insurgency

1 September 2018 9:00 am

The very best impressionists do not simply mimic the mannerisms, speech patterns and facial expressions of their targets — they…

Welcome to the age of media feeding frenzies

9 December 2017 9:00 am

Tony Blair once remarked, during one of the periodic feeding frenzies that engulf British politics, that public life was becoming…

Is Macron’s vanity presidency already falling apart?

29 July 2017 9:00 am

The French president’s embarrassing attempts to reinvent himself as the new Tony Blair are not working

Arms and the man

8 July 2017 9:00 am

Meeting men used to be so easy. I don’t mean that in a Grindr sort of way. I just mean…

Brexit, George Osborne, and the art of post-factual politics

28 May 2016 9:00 am

The Chancellor and PM are using every dirty trick in the Blairite book to win a Remain vote

Might Eurovision determine the outcome of the EU referendum?

14 May 2016 9:00 am

You might not think that the Eurovision Song Contest (screened live from Stockholm tonight) could have any connection with how…

Martin Neely as Jeremy Corbyn and Natasha Lewis as Diane Abbott

The time when Putin seduced Corbyn in an East Berlin nightclub

23 April 2016 9:00 am

Corbyn the Musical feels like it comes from the heart. Did the writers live through the 1970s when the hard-left…

I was a politician’s daughter, so I’m backing young Caroline Cruz

16 April 2016 9:00 am

I was one – and that’s why I’m backing Caroline Cruz all the way

Could a pot of yoghurt defeat David Cameron?

26 March 2016 9:00 am

I do not know if it has officially been measured, but my guess is that Christine Shawcroft, a member of…

Jeremy Corbyn: authenticity in spades

What’s next for Comrade Corbyn?

20 February 2016 9:00 am

‘Ah, Jeremy,’ remarked Tony Blair at a smart dinner party in Islington not long before he became prime minister, ‘he…

On Europe, Iraq and Syria why can’t our politicians just tell the truth?

9 January 2016 9:00 am

It has been over a month since Parliament voted to bomb Isis in Syria, yet in that time there have…